London College of Communication | Your Future Starts Here
November 3, 2019
We want everyone who comes here to realise their ambitions, and to become professionals within their own field. We teach the students to build an understanding of how they learn as much as what they learn. All of the teaching really comes from our practices as researchers, as artists, as photographers. Some students use film, they use interactive media, they use print. They do book design, magazine design, poster design. It’s up to them where their research drives them. We’re very interested in breaking down boundaries between disciples, and perhaps traditionally separate areas. So we create experiences here. We’ve got film and we have television and games and animation and sound arts and design. Students could be working with things like MaxMSP, Arduino, sensors, 3D printing. Students at LCC are really encouraged to explore analogue and digital approaches. From traditional drawn animation, pixilation, stop motion, through to Maya and VR. We have fantastic technical facilities here. From industry standard broadcast technology, high tech film studios, photographic studios, post-production labs, right the way through to the more design-based technologies. The beauty of this area and all the technical areas – they offer students a space to create themselves with their hands. They can print on wood, concrete, mirror, plastic. Experiment with colours, experiment with colours that change with temperature, that change with light. It’s in the heart of London, but it’s also in the heart of a vibrant community. We are surrounded by the creative industries, there’s Condé Nast, there’s the BBC, there’s Channel 4. You study with people from all over the world. You’ve got influences from everywhere in terms of technologies or in terms of culture. Every week there is different exhibitions which can be like photography, printing, digital. It is inspiring. So at LCC we understand that the creative industries are being transformed by data-driven technologies, by the rise of social media and we aspire in all of our programs to give students the tools that they need so that they are at the forefront of this industry. Students learn life-long skills that they can take out and look at the world in a different way, but also engage with society and make a difference.